How Dangerous is Digoxin in AF?Results of a post-hoc analysis of the ENGAGE-AF TIMI 48 trial show the answer could depend on a heart failure Dx.
Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Bad CombinationCaution: Approach every patient with SLE as a “bundle of cardiovascular risks” greater than the sum of its parts
Quiz: Is Beta-blockade Safe in COPD Patients?Beta-blockers may decrease FEV1 but have shown remarkable benefits in COPD patients. True or False?
What About Masked Hypertension?T or F: It appears that masked hypertension is often the consequence of nocturnal blood pressure elevations.
Exercise-induced Hypertension: Benign or Predictive?T or F: A delayed decline of SBP during exercise recovery predicts severe coronary artery disease. Try the rest of this exercise challenge.
AACE/ACE Lipid Guidelines Define Extreme CVD RiskThe AACE/ACE 2017 recommendations on lipid management prescribe LDL-C targets, and go far lower than any group has ventured to date.
Hypotension and Near-syncope in a 66-year-old WomanHer history includes diabetes, ESRD, coronary disease, and complete heart block after pacemaker implantation. What's your ECG read?
White Coat HypertensionIs it a transient, innocuous blip in blood pressure in the presence of an MD in clinic? Or, something quite different?
RA, Hypertension, and Vascular Disease: What's True?Our author says it's best to assume that any patient with RA is a ticking vascular time bomb. Which statements support that?
Preventing Atrial Fibrillation: A Three-legged StoolAn incremental and tripartite approach to prevention, say researchers, will begin to shift AF disease distribution and decrease morbidity over time.